Newark man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault of 11-year-old EO girl

NEWARK, NJ — Craig Holifield, 33, of Newark, was sentenced on Thursday, March 16, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic, after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Holifield admitted to sexually assaulting […]

NJ Transit offers extra bus service to N.Y. for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit will operate extra bus service on selected routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Friday, March 17, to accommodate customers traveling to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and […]

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

NEWARK, NJ — At the State of the Black World Conference in Newark last year, People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm said his organization would hold a meeting Saturday, March 4, to begin working on developing a comprehensive black agenda for New Jersey ahead of the primary election Tuesday, June 6, and the general […]

Free tax prep help

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall Law School volunteers prepare income tax returns again this year for taxpayers with annual W-2 income up to $70,000. Beginning on March 17, IRS certified volunteers provide private, confidential, one-on-one tax return preparation free of charge to students, qualified staff and members of the community. Eligible clients can also claim […]

Fisher named president of Wives & Ministers Widows of Newark

ORANGE, NJ — The members of the Abatenjwa Alliance Ministers’ Wives & Ministers Widows of Newark and Vicinity installed Gloria Fisher of Orange as the newly elected 23rd president on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Newark. Elder Joshua Younger, of Jehovah Jireh Praise and Worship Center, delivered an inspirational, soul-stirring message […]

Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

ECPO hosts spring 2017 Citizens and Clergy Academy

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its spring 2017 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day operations of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. […]

DiVincenzo gives State of the County Address

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 14th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2016, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]